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to be charged for the track assuming the girls didn't want to give us any lip. we'd never had that before. no, will not go -- do it. oh, man i'm going to get charged for this track. tavis: that's the berry gordy way. >> that's the berry gordy way. i said oh, my lord, who can i put this -- oh, looked a at the bottom of the roster. they need a hit and they aren't going to daresay no. they said what is this? this is horrible. you're always giving us the throwaway songs that nobody else wants. i assumed that the mavel -- marvel dms ettes had talked to them. that's what we did. got to talking to diane and the girls. so we got in the studio and they recorded and they were so perturbed -- i'll put it a nice way -- and while she was singing the song ♪ baby baby ♪ and it was in the wrong key. it was in the key of gladdy -- gladys. but her voice took on a whole new thing. it became sull terrorist she was so mad and so disgusted with having to be forced to sing this song. but it put out such a feeling, a sexy feeling, a style. and she became a starlet that night. and that sound, everybody started ad
has moved onto a career in france. he is -- has moved onto his first u.s. release "the birth of cornelius." we are glad that you join us for the debate over health-care reform and a singer corneille. >> there are some neat things that walmart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better. we are looking forward to building strong relationships. with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. looking to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: and baron hill of indiana is a co-chair of a group of moderately conservative democrats known as the blue dog coalition. they will play a key role in any health care reform package that comes out of congress. he is also a member of the indiana basketball hall of fame, conducted back in 2000. a class that included some guy named larry bird. i
that works. >> well i think the fundamental issue for us is to make certain that we focus on getting and keeping everyone covered. and while many people strongly believe in the public options for reasons i will be glad to explain later, it really is a diversion. we have 45 million uninsured. if we really understand who those people are,e think there are ways to address the barriers to insurance that they face. tavis: all right. so tell me more then. who are these persons and how do we address the barriers? >> well, let's take the 45 million and segment them and break them down. there are 11 million of the 45 million who are eligible today for a program like medicaid or the state children's health insurance program. we don't find them. we don't get them enrolled and therefore they are uninsured. one of the things i would like to see is more energy and enthusiasm to find and locate those people who are eligible today for insurance but we simply don't reach out to find them. if we take another part of the uninsured, about 10% are college and university students. we know where to find th
-nominated song glad you've joined us for a about the u.s. auto industry and edie falco, coming up right now. >> there are so many things wal-mart is looking forward to helping us doing, like helping you live better. with your help the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial lite literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: pleased to welcome lamont dozier to this program, the legendary singer, songwriter and producer, teamed up with two brothers to form one of the most successful and prolific song writing trios in history. holland-dozier-holland is responsible for 30 hits and were reunited in 1990. they got together for the version of the movie "the first wives club." here now, a small sample of lamont dozier's iconic work. ♪ stop in the name of love before you break my heart stop in the name of love before you break my heart think it over >>
, and there could be a few black-and- white films, a few color films, as there used to be. hollywood made the greatest dramas ever made, beautiful movies, and now, because the theaters -- studios are owned by larger companies, and they are so concerned about their stock prices and making acquisitions, they beat the subsidiary up to make money. in the old days, the heads of the studios where tough. they were like harvey weinstein, who is tough and serious, but he loves movies, and he is a showman. i think the old studio heads, who, incidentally, i worked for, like jack warner and sam goldwyn, they love to movies, and they love to to produce different kinds of films -- they love movies -- loved movies, and they loved to produce different kinds of films. it has been going on for two generations now. i t tnk that even television started out as a promising. in the 1950's, there were great writers writing, wonderful directors, like john frankenheimer doing "playhouse 90," and then they got the idea it of doing half-hour shows, and we had 40 or 50 years of that, so the audiences have been taught
single effort is helping rebuild the city. we are glad that you joined us. it our book at new orleans four years after katrina coming out. -- our look at orleans four years after katrina coming up. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better. but mostly, we're helping build stronger communities and relationships. with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports "tavis smiley." tavis and nationwide, working together to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: douglas brinkley is a noted historian and best-selling author whose look at a hurricane katrina is called "the great deluge." his next book is called "the wilderness warrior." he joins us tonight from houston. nice to have you on the program. >> always great to be on your show, tavis. tavis: let me start by asking you about ted kenne
washington insider vernon jordan. we will also hear from historian douglas brinkley. we're glad you joined us. remembering ted kennedy, coming up right now. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better. but mostly, we're helping build stronger communities and relationships. with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports "tavis smiley." tavis and nationwide, working together to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: a couple of quick programming notes. due to the breaking news of senator kennedy's passing, our conversation with c.e.o. ron williams will air tomorrow night. and he is a critical voice and health care debate, opposed to the public option. he will explain. that full conversation airs tomorrow night on this program. also on the end the program, edward brooke and african- american re
in iran. and gloria ruben stars on the legal drama "raising the bar." we're glad you joined us, biz stone and actress gloria ruben, coming up right now. tavis: this is the cofounder of twitter which has become a cultural and social phenomena around the world, as if you didn't know. and biz was named to the list of the 100 most flual people in the world. last week when twitter crashed, following a hacker's attack, it became one of the biggest stories on the planet in a matter of hours. biz stone is here. glad to have you here. how you doing? >> excellent. >> you survived the crash. >> we did. >> what have you learned on this side of the crash? >> this is what is called a denial of service attack. it is pretty common on the the internet. it is not going away anytime soon. what we learned, you got to tune your systems to handle this scale of assault. we spent 200 catching up with the popularity of twitter, getting there technically so we're stable and along comes this massive attack -- we learned a lot from it. we worked behind the scenes from folks from google and other companies to figure
tavis: good evening from los angeles. i'm tavis smiley. first up tonight, a conversation with u.s. secretary of education, arne duncan. after a run as chief to have chicago public school system he is in charge of public education for the obama white house. goals include the push for more charter schools in the us. also tonight, the founder of the enter dependence day, benjamin barber. his gathering takes place in turkey next month and emphasizes the need for global cooperation on a wide range of issues. arne duncan and political theorist benjamin barber coming up right now. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better but mostly we're looking forward to helping build stronger communities and relationships because with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you.
ted kennedy in the u.s. sete. tonight, i am pleed to be join by congressman john lewis, a civirights pioneer and longtime georg ngressman to knew a worked th senator kennedy for many years. congressman lewis, ne to have youon the program, sir. >> am delighted and pase to be with u tonight. tavis: it i suc an hon to have you won i wanted to have you won for a umber of reaso, not the least of which was your numr of years working th senator kennedy and with dr. king. also wanted to have you want becau youere the recipient of the john f. kennedy prole inourage litime achievement ard presented to you in 2001, by senor kennedy. take meack to thetime that senato kennedy bestow that prestigious award on you, sir. >> i wi never fget the occasion when senator kendy along th his knees, caroline kennedy, preseed me withe kennedy profile in courage lifetime achievemt award. it was a woerful evening. he was very happy and ver pleased presenting made the award. i have known senator kennedy for years. i got to know his two brothers, president kennedy and robert kenny. to spend that time with him and
and that comes down the fac that all of us value and appreciatehe wonderful thgs that technology can do and i think the predent through his leadership has recommended me programs that help infortion thnology, prevention and wellness and tt refo and oth things that can slow down the rat of increase. if we slow down the incase in costhealth insurance will be more affdable for everye. >> prior to the goverent getting inlved, eier through more regulation, which a lot of folk in washingto have been against or b offering a plic option, take either one othose issues if prior to govnment getting volved in one of those two ways, y all, sayhe industry, couldn't gure how to t these costs down, why does e industry come and say we can get the costs down witut governnt getting involved. >> it is not a matter of getting thecosts down. we believe tt is absolutel essential for affordability but theroposals that aetna made going back to 200 is elimining the use of pre-exisng conditions. an individual's medical stats as a bas to be issued insance. in order to eliminate that we have to have everyone in the insur
in new york, and i was a part of it, and i was paralyzed for about 1.5 years, and i used to stay in the bed, and i had a ventriloquist puppets, and i had a toy museum projector -- movie projector that my grandfather gave me, and i used to sit there and play with my puppets and play, just generally entertain myself, and, you know, i do not know that i had any talent or anything, but i would do the voices for the mickey mouse cartoons on my toy projector, and, you know, do my ventriloquism, jerry mahoney. tavis: this talent was born and nurtured when you're laying in bed, and able to walk. that is a pretty powerful story. >> yes, and then later on, i wanted to be a writer when i was 50 or 16, and in my family, some people got talent, and others did not -- when i was 15 or 60. i was not the promise and one by any means. -- 15 or 16. i was not a black sheep or a bad kid, but i was terrible in school, not good at anything, except science. i used to love to read about science, and what have you, but i think about writing, because i remember falling asleep in military school and weeping
economy and that the bottom may be behind us, but it is hard to say we will have a very strong recovery in any short time frame three and there, i think we still have to wait and see, and there still could be some tough times ahead -- in any short time frame. there, i think we still have to wait and see. tavis: is there really a recovery is the everyday people do not feel it? >> of course, unemployment is the key indicator for so many people out there. when you lose your job, more or less, nothing else matters in terms of your ability to live a life that you enjoy, and right now, we are still looking at a loss of jobs in the economy. that has slowed considerably. the last unemployment rate last week in showing some good signs on that front, and we may get to a point some time where we see no more job losses, but, that being said, you are talking about 15 million people being out of work, probably closer than 18 million when you consider people who are no longer in the hunt for a job, -- probably closer to 18 million. probably while that is a lagging indicator, as we like to say, of the
of public education for the obama white hse. goals include the push for more charter schoolsn the us. also tonight, the founder of the enter dependence day, benjamin barber. s gathering takes place in turkey nt month and emphizes the need for global cooperaon on a wide range of issues. ne duncan and political theorist benjamin barber coming up right now. >> there are so ma things that wal-rt is looking forward to doing, like helping pele live better b mostly we're looking rongerstcommunitieand dst erng relationshs becauswith your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance oudly supports tis smiley. tas and nationwide insurance working to impro financial literacy and the economi emporment that comes with it. ng♪ nationde is on your si ♪ >> and by contritions to your pbs station from viers like you. thank you.na [captioning ma possible by kcetublic television] tavis: arne duncan serves as t u.s. sretary of education after serving te as the chicago c.e. of public educion. hiss father s a professor at the university o chicagond his mother ran an after-school tutoring progr. se
nixon and john f. kennedy. glad you've joined us, health care with howard dean and remembering don hewitt coming up right now. >> there are so many things wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better but mostly we'e're looki forward to helping build stronger communities and relationships because with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly spourts "tavis smiley." tavis and nationwide insurance. working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to the pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tavis: a couple of quick programming notes tomorrow a conversation with u.s. secretary of education arne duncan. on friday night i'll be joined by stan brock founder of remote area medical, r.a.m., and his traveling health care clinic was front page news over the week followed a stop in l.a. providing free health care to thousands of americans. and tonight we begin with dr. ho
around " " he has his thoughts on the passing of michael jackson. we are glad you're joining us. smokey robinson right now. >> there is so many things that walmart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better. we are looking forward to help build stronge communities and relationships. with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. it >> i am always pleased, honored, a humble to have smokey robinson on this program. all of these years we have been featuring conversations with the great motown legends as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of motown. before there was marvin or stevie or the jackson five, there was a guy named smokey robinson. he helped put motown on the map with their no. 1 signal -- single. his new cd is called "time flies when you're having fun." here is some of the new single. >> ♪ you will be all mine forever do not know why i did not come
and goes away. i like it. i did this for years. you stink. get off the stage. for years and years. i used to open for miles davis and muddy waters and all of these guys. we had two shows. the first show i walk up on stage. a guy comes up behind me with a catch-up bottle and knocks me up cold. they drag me off the stage. jack comes out and says " i am talking you. you should have seen that guy. i did not see him. he jumped me from behind. i've lost $75. years of doing that. now you are at the point where people want to come see you. if he worked in an office and there is a funny story, if you tell them the funny story and you will laugh. pretty soon, you are waiting for people to walk by your desk. by the end of the day, you have got the story down. you are killing. it is hilarious. you think of a joke and you cannot wait to get out and tell it. >> what made the, the start to work for you? was it because he became more popular and people wanted to see you or to the comedy get better? >> i think the comedy got better. i was primarily a nightclub comic. johnny give me some good advice. he sa
together. for me, one thing we lost in america, used to be -- compared to europe. storytelling is what hollywood did better, anow we are the -- and now we are the worst. they set up the situation in 20 minutes andhat is what you see. the rest of the movie lives up to that. that isot a story. speed is a fun movie. they liv up to the situation. but a story is supposed to unfold. you can't know everything in 15 or 20 minutes. you wouldn't go to the beginning of a movie. you come in whenever, and watch it. and you'd stay to watch until you came in. and we would see the beginning, how did they get there from here? this is so different from where we came in. that doesn't happen at all. i want to tell a story that is unfolding and you don't know everythi until the deep part of the movie. tavis: what led to this? >> trying to break movies down into a sentence. die hard on a bus. you don't have to say much more. and then, like i said. i am not a snob about that. some movies do that well. an intriguing premise and if you live up to it, you've had a good night. but the storytelling thing, when yo
and won the world championship, 57, 58, 61. we would rodeo and three of us rodeoed, alice was the runner up, and i rodeoed for about 10 years. tavis: were you good? >> no. tavis: why 10 years? >> it was fun. you could travel and hang out with your buddies. daddy would say, why do you want to do something you can'aren't d at. he wanted me to sing. it came together in 1974 when i sang at the national finals rodeo. a friend took me to nashville and then i had a polygram contract. tavis: this is like people who have never been to a nascar race. as one who's done it, what is the thrill? >> this is dangerous and exciting. i had a timed event. you are running full blast and making three turns, and starting and stopping in a dark alleyway. it is exciting and i didn't win much and didn't make money. thank god i could sing. tavis: you mentioned your big break. before that, i am sure you know, before you went back and sang, when did you know that you were gifted? >> the way i knew is because when -- i was the third child. i wasn't the oldest or youngest or the boy, i was the third kid. so you did s
just released a 10-disc set that highlights motown's rare glad you've joined us for a about the u.s. auto industry and edie falco, coming up right now. >> there are so many things wal-mart is looking forward to helping us doing, like helping you live better. with your help the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial lite to improve financial literacy. and by contributions by your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: i'm beyond pleased tonight. i'm on in order and humbled and whatever else i can be to welcome berry gordy to this program. 50 years ago this month he started a small record label in detroit that would become one of the most prolific records in history. he commemorate motown's history. you can pick up a 10-disc set. motown, the complete number one. here's just a samp ol of the genius of motown. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ain't no valley low enough ♪ ♪ mr. postman oh, yeah ♪ ♪ i heard it through
with katty kay. she is co-author of the book "womenomics: write your own rules for success". joins us tonight from washington. let me ask you the obvious. the definition is? >> it is woman's power in the marketplace. and their ability to change the way that we all work. for the last 30 years, women have bought into the concept that they were going to be men. that we would do the 60 hour weeks and climb the ladder. it was a model that did not work for most professional women. what we found was women have a huge amount of power in the marketplace. they do not know about it. companies that employ more senior women actually make more money. what we argue is you can take that power and use it to negotiate for a model that works for most women. >> let's back up and address the notion of what the model you spoke of earlier did not work for men. >> most professional women at some point face that awful crunch between family and career. in 2003, the harvard business school released a report showing that professional women work leaving the work force in great numbers. the economy was losing these incred
as the producer of the first ever televised debate between richa nix d john f. kennedy. glad youe joined us, health care with howard dea and membering don hewit coming up rig now. >> therere so many things l-mart is looking forward to doing, like helng people le beer but mostly we' looking forwarto helping build stronger communies and retionships because with your help, the bests yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly spourts avis smiley." tavis and nionwide insurance. woing to improve financial literacy and the economic powerment that comesith it. >> ♪ natiwide is on you side ♪ >> and by contributins to e pbs station from viewersike u. thank you. captioned by the nationa captioning instite --www.ncicap.o-- tavis: a coupl of quick prograing notes tomorrow a conversation witu.s. seetary of education arne duan. on friday nit i'll be joined stan bro founder of remote area medical, r.a.m., and h aveling health care clinic was front pageews over the week followed a stop in l.a. providing free health ca to thsands of americans. and tonight we begin wh dr. howard dean, o of the uniquely
.d. is called "day by day." we're glad you've joined us. that's all coming up right now. ♪ >> there's so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better, but mostly we're looking forward to helping build stronger communities and relationships. because of your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: there is so much to talk about with francis ford coppola, there was no way we could get it all in one program. he was kind enough to stick around for a few more questions. i began the second part of our conversation by asking him about the financial ups and downs of his life and career. what lessons have you taken from that part of your life, having fame, having fortune, losing it, being able to get it back again? just ta
. what you think of that project in retrospect? >> it was great. sean penn, tom cruise, all of us were starting out together. we were all working with a wonderful director, george c. scott was there. we were all very excited to work with him. it was a great time in my life to me the young tom cruise and sean penn and everybody. it was quite a group of characters. tavis: when you look back on having won that academy award at the age of 20, did you ever think then about how you were going to navigate your career beyond that moment? it was such a rare feat that you accomplished that year, did you ever consciously then give thought to how you navigate from there? i am trying to figure out how you keep yourself from being burdened by the pressure to navigate your career beyond that. >> i think you look at that time, i tried to look it that as what happened with the academy award and everything like that as something that was specific to the movie. it was not specific to a career, it was specific to a movie, a time, and a time and place. once that happened, you have to move on. each time you
concentrates on those in need here in the u.s. at a recent stop hearing in los angeles, thousands lined up for hours just for the chance to see a doctor. also tonight, former "gilmore girls" star alexis bledel is here. she stars in a new comedy about life after college called "post grad." the movie opened in theaters around the country earlier today. we're glad you've joined us. remote area medical founder stan brock and actress alexis bledel cupping up right now. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing. like helping people live better. but mostly, we're looking forward to helping build stronger communities and relationships. because of your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports "tavis smiley." tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: in 1985, stan brock founded remote area medical known as ram, a nonprofit organization designed to prov
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